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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Jan 10, 2014 12:34am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: "Ken Carson in Saddle Scouts" - Anyone got any info

From 1953 to 1954, there is a show listed on WABD's schedule called "Saddle Scouts" aka "Ken Carson in Saddle Scouts".

I believe it is possible that it is the same Ken Carson who appeared in "Double C Canteen" and "The Garry Moore Show" (daytime version, and he can be viewed on the two sections of footage that have been uploaded to this section of Garry's show).

A google books search provides a book with the following information in a discussion related to juvenile delinquency: "In a series of daily sessions, built around action-filled western films, Mr. Adventure, Saddle Scouts, and Son of the Eagle have brought the youthful audiences fun with their education. A feature of the Saddle Scouts series was its descriptions and illustrations of western customs, objects, and locales. It sought to preserve the color and flavor of the days of the Old West, while illustrating the qualities of strength and perseverance which enabled the pioneers to carve a civilization out of the wilderness".

Exactly how it did this is not explained, nor is Ken Carson's role in the series explained.

It's format may have been similar to another WABD offering of the 1950s, "Son of the Eagle", in which western feature films were combined with WABD-produced segments providing information on the west provided by a host in character.

If anyone can provide additional information on "Saddle Scouts" or confirm the format, it would be much appreciated.

Another WABD offering I am looking for information on is "TV Department Store" aka "TV Department Store Shopping", which aired 1950 to 1951, and for which I don't know the format, host names, etc.

EDIT: I found the info I was looking for on "TV Department Store", rather unexpectedly. Stilling looking for info on "Saddle Scouts", though.

EDIT: I submitted to IMDb a submission for a page for "TV Department Store". I hope it is accepted. I want as many WABD series as possible to have pages on IMDb.

For example, I recently submitted pages (which were accepted) for "For Your Information" (1951), "Recipe for Happiness" (1951–1952) and "Son of the Eagle" (1952), though the latter two currently don't include all the information I submitted. My next submission, either this week or next week, will probably be for "Your Television Baby-Sitter" aka "DuMont Kindergarten". I hope I haven't screwed up these submissions. If you come across the pages and find any mistakes, please let me know.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 10, 2014 10:36pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: IMDb follies

It took me three tries to get a couple of mistakes on the IMDb corrected in an entry for a film made by an old friend of mine, as someone kept changing it back to false (urban legend style) info. Once I had convinced them that I was a close friend of the late director and knew what I was saying (even the DGA still thinks I am a family member or executor), they finally fixed the baloney information for good. So the IMDb isn't always the most helpful outfit on the web.

It's honest researchers like you who make it better, Matt.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Jan 11, 2014 12:43am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: I make too many mistakes

But I've made too many mistakes, For example, I submitted a page for "Old-Time Ballroom", which I submitted as being 1959-1960. However, I later found out it ran to 1964, and now I can't correct it.

I know I shouldn't be self-critical so much, but I do wish it was easier to fix these mistakes.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jan 11, 2014 1:20am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I make too many mistakes

There's a big difference between unintentional mistakes, and intentional misinformation. Everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone plants misinformation intentionally.

At least you admit your mistakes. If only more of the folks who post info on sites like the IMDb and Wikipedia were honest.

I'm sure you can make the correction, it just may take time and a few tries, as it did in my case.